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Delhi - India
Journal Date: 19 January 2007
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Our first flight since Australia to Thailand !! flying with China Eastern (10 hrs).

Arrived Safely .... very boring flight , no small tv screens .. haha !
and no alcoholic beverages .... tragic as we needed some !

In the midst of this sea of people, suddenly you come face to face with the ramparts of the Red Fort. The decision for constructing the fort was taken in 1639, when Shahjahan decided to shift his capital to Delhi. Within eight years, Shahjahanabad was completed with the Red Fort-Qila-i-Mubarak (fortunate citadel)-Delhi's seventh fort, ready in all its magnificence to receive the Emperor. Though much has changed now because of large-scale demolitions during the British occupation of the fort, its important structures have survived, the glory faded with age but still impressive

















enjoying the fort with a few friends !!


and meet some of the locals ...


























a few of my friends with some of the other locals


Rashtrapati Bhawan, the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys


Modern Delhi, or New Delhi as it is called, centres around the Rashtrapati Bhawan. It is architecturally a very impressive building standing at a height, flowing down as it were to India Gate. This stretch called the Rajpath is where the Republic Day parade is held. The imposing plan of this area conceived by Lutyens does not fade in its charm with the numerous summers or winters that go past.
















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